Educational Suitability Assessment
ESA - Quantitative
The Educational Suitability Assessment evaluates how well a facility supports teaching and learning using the district's Educational Specifications as the standard. 2021 ESA scores were only calculated for facilities that include learning environments. This data provides insight into the physical building conditions that impact the experience of learners.
- There was no significant correlation between any ESA category and social vulnerability index or proportion of historically underserved students.
- The worst scoring ESA categories (categories including the highest # schools that scored unsatisfactory or worse) include Academics & Learning (60%), Administration Spaces (47%), Food Services (40%), and Technology (37%)
- The best scoring ESA categories were Outdoor Learning & Activity, Environmental Quality, and Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment.
- Garza Independence High, Harris Elementary, McCallum High, and Wooten Elementary had the highest number of ESA categories in unsatisfactory or worse.
ESA - Qualitative
DLR Group analyzed ESA reports for the 25 schools identified as most underserved (high/very high SVI, high proportion of underserved student groups, ESA of unsatisfactory or worse and/or FCA of average or worse) to determine the qualitative factors that contributed to their ESA scores.
The most common qualitative ESA issues among the 25 underserved schools evaluated are:
- inadequate SPED spaces (20 schools)
- poor acoustics in learning studios (19 schools)
- lack of / minimal transparency (17 schools)
- missing learning neighborhood spaces (17 schools)
- lack of power for technology (15 schools)
Dataset Information - General
Read more about the datasets referenced across the entire Long Range Plan.